ChiveFest is a music fest put on by www.thechive.com Lots of bands, lots of beer, lots of shots, and a ton of interesting people from all walks of life.
After meeting Kat, Mac, John, and Jessie from The Chive, I was pretty blown away at how nice they all are. Obviously this is part of their job, but you can tell they all genuinely enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone, and are just all around good people. Please check out their Chive Charities page, and see all the good they are doing with their time. https://chivecharities.org/
|Hanging out at ChiveFest with my cousin Bobby|
http://www.hardeightbbq.com/ The best ribs I've ever had, hands down.
I had a great time at ChiveFest with Bobby while he was there, and can't thank him and Becky enough for driving out of their way to pick me up, and get me safely back to their place. I had an absolute blast with them, and look forward to seeing them in the future, hopefully sooner than another 20 years or so!
Pictured to the right is one of my favorite breweries, Toppling Goliath. They are located out of Decorah, IA, and are quickly gaining attention for making amazing beers. Zee Lander is no different. A very smooth, and easy drinking IPA, Zee Lander continues in the TG tradition of making super hoppy beers without making them overly bitter. The best part about this beer is, it was my least favorite of all the TG beers I've had so far, and it was still great. http://www.tgbrews.com/site/
In contrast to TG, where I have enjoyed every one of their beers, I actually truly dislike some of Dogfish Head's beers, but I think that's OK. They try to push the boundaries of what beer should and can be. Some of those beer are incredibly amazing, like any of their IPA's, Burton Baton, and Palo Santo Marron, and some I would be fine never drinking again like Raison d'Extra (which is my brother in-law, Dale's favorite.) To me, that's what makes them so interesting.
I have some great beer at home, that I'll be writing about in the next blog. Until than, you can keep up with me on the beer app Untappd search for Crinkletalk, or follow me on Twitter @Crinkletalk. Thanks to all that helped make this last post so memorable for me, and to my amazing wife, who puts up with all my shenanigans. Until next time, keep drinking good beer and Chive On!